Mayor-Elect Gavin Buckley invites you to attend the Inauguration Ceremony for the Mayor and City Council on Monday, December 4th. The event will take place outside on the first block of West Street, with an Inaugural Ball planned for later in the evening.

The Inauguration Ceremony will begin promptly at 2:30 p.m. with a parade entering West Street from Calvert Street and ending at a stage on the corner of West Street and Church Circle. Monitors will be placed along West Street for better views of the stage for those standing farther away.

West Street from Calvert Street to Church Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Inauguration Ceremony is free and open to the public.

Later in the evening on December 4th, an Inaugural Ball will be held at the Loews Hotel, located at 126 West Street in Annapolis.  This is a ticketed event and anyone interested in attending should go to to purchase tickets.

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